Red Line Delays Tie Up Tuesday Evening for Commuters


Metro riders encountered crowded platforms and delays in both directions on the Red Line due to a track problem at Gallery Place during the height of Tuesday evening's rush.

DC Fire & EMS crews responded to the Metro station for the report of smoke in a tunnel.

Trains single-tracked between Farragut North and Judiciary Square for about 90 minutes starting shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Metro suggested riders consider the Green Line as an alternate via the Gallery Place or Fort Totten stations.

Riders could also use one of the following Metrobus lines, Metro suggested:

  • Westbound Metrobus X2 and 80 toward Farragut
  • Eastbound Metrobus 80 and D6 toward Union Station
  • Metrobus 70 and 79 north toward Silver Spring (from Gallery Place)
  • Metrobus 30N, 30S, 32, 34 and 36 toward Eastern Market/Potomac Avenue (from National Archives)
  • Metrobus 30N, 30S, 32, 34 and 36 toward Farragut North (from National Archives)

Photos posted on social media by Metro riders showed packed platforms. 

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